BLM New Mexico COVID-19 Information Update

The Department of the Interior’s current COVID-19 policy incorporates CDC guidance. As CDC science-based guidance changes, our policy will adapt. Visitors have always been encouraged by DOI to review CDC guidance when making their plans to recreate responsibly. CDC guidance indicates that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations. Unvaccinated people must wear a mask indoors in DOI buildings at all times and outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained. All people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask on all forms of public transportation and in healthcare settings on DOI lands. We will continue to ask visitors to follow CDC guidance to recreate responsibly.

The latest information on changes to facilities and services in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available here.

View the alert: BLM New Mexico COVID-19 Information Update

Hoverrocker Wilderness Study Area

32.945495, -109.0470103

Access to Hoverrocker is cross country hiking from U.S. Forest Service lands in New Mexico or BLM lands in Arizona.


Hoverrocker Wilderness Study Area

This WSA is a 22-acre area that remained after the adjacent Arizona portion of the WSA was released from wilderness review in 1990. The remaining New Mexico portion continues to be managed as a WSA pending Congressional action.